In this position, LaVigne is responsible for managing all revenue producing activities and external relations that promote awareness about ALS and support the mission of The Association.
“I am thrilled about the opportunity to join The ALS Association,” LaVigne said. “I have great respect for the organization’s impact on supporting individuals affected by ALS and directing an
international research program. The ALS Association is a proven leader, and I look forward working to grow its philanthropic support to serve more people affected by ALS.”
LaVigne holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., and a bachelor’s degree in science and psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.
ALS, which took the life of baseball legend Lou Gehrig, is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that annually afflicts 30,000 people in the United States. ALS is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
For more information about The Association, visit the organization’s Web site at www.alsa.org or call (800) 782-4747.
The ALS Association
Gary Wosk, Manager, Media Relations
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